Now that high school football season has ended, I no longer have an easy excuse for weaseling out of the weekly injury report roundup.
So I guess I’ll do it again.
When does high school basketball season start?
Falcons at Saints
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is out again, with an ankle he sprained 12 days ago. Both starting defensive tackles are questionable: Jonathan Babineaux (hamstring) and Peria Jerry (knee). Saints running back Darren Sproles (hand) will miss a second game, and right tackle Zach Strief (groin) will be a scratch.
Bills at Patriots
Buffalo defensive end Mark Anderson (knee) is out once again, and receiver Stevie Johnson (thigh) is questionable. In all, six of the team’s defensive lineman are on the report, possibly as an ongoing jab at the league office for the Mario Williams fine. For the Pats, 14 players are questionable, including tight ends Rob Gronkowski (hip) and Aaron Hernandez (ankle), and receivers Brandon Lloyd (knee) and Wes Welker (ankle).
Cowboys at Eagles
Dallas center Phil Costa (ankle) is out again; he has played in fewer than seven quarters all season. Running back DeMarco Murray (foot) will miss a fourth straight game, and linebacker Sean Lee’s replacement, Dan Conner, is doubtful with a neck injury. The Eagles are healthy, apart from guard Danny Watkins (ankle) being out again — and tackle Todd Herremans (foot) being placed on IR.
Broncos at Panthers
Denver guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and cornerback Tracy Porter (illness) are out. Otherwise, no Broncos are more banged up than probable.
Lions at Vikings
Receiver Calvin Johnson (knee, not concussion or nerve damage) is questionable, along with receiver Titus Young (knee) and defensive end Cliff Avril (back). For Minnesota, receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) and defensive tackle Letroy Guion (knee) are doubtful. No other Vikings players are less than probable.
Giants at Bengals
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is once again questionable. Despite swelling in his knee earlier in the week, receiver Hakeem Nicks is probable.
Jets at Seahawks
Running back Joe McKnight (ankle) is out, and running back Bilal Powell (shoulder) is questionable. Also questionable is linebacker Bart Scott, who missed the team’s last game in Week Eight with a toe injury. Seahawks guard James Carpenter and linebacker K.J. Wright (concussion) are both out with concussions.
Raiders at Ravens
Running backs Mike Goodson (ankle) and Darren McFadden (ankle) are out, along with defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot). For the Ravens, defensive lineman Haloti Ngata (shoulder), guard Bobbie Williams (ankle), and guard Marshal Yanda (ankle) are questionable.
Chargers at Buccaneers
For San Diego, linebacker Antwan Barnes (hamstring) is out, and tackle Jared Gaither (groin) and defensive end Corey Liuget (hamstring) are questionable.
Rams at 49ers
St. Louis receiver Danny Amendola is questionable, but he has said he’ll play for the first time after suffering a serious collarbone injury five weeks ago. The 49ers have no one listed lower than probable.
Titans at Dolphins
Quarterback Jake Locker (shoulder) is probable and will start. The team’s top three wideouts (Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, Kendall Wright) also are listed as probable. All key Dolphins are no worse than probable.
Texans at Bears
Houston defensive tackle Shaun Cody (ribs) and running back Ben Tate (hamstring) are out. Tight end Owen Daniels (back) is questionable. Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is doubtful with a broken hand.